AUSTIN – Texans Tuesday approved a great majority of bond propositions put forth by cities, counties and school districts.
In total, 61 local government entities had successful elections, with more than $8.7 billion in propositions approved by voters. Just five school districts, one county and one city were unsuccessful in passing bond propositions.
Statewide, voters approved Proposition 7, which called for up to $2.5 billion from the state's sales and use tax revenues to be placed into the State Highway Fund.
That measure had about 83 percent approval. Though it won't start to deliver money until 2018, Prop 7 will add as much as $2.5 billion of the state's sales tax revenue to the fund dedicated to transportation infrastructure.
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